Nazis Threaten Arrest of Zweig, Schirokauer Should Writers Return

Two noted German Jewish writers, Arnold Zweig and Alfred Schirokauer and their wives will be arrested immediately if they ever set foot in Germany, Nazi authorities announced today.

The charge against the writers is that they failed to pay their taxes. Zweig is alleged to owe the government 13,285 marks, and Schirokauer 9,550 marks.

Recently the Nazi government announced the confiscation of the property of Arnold Zweig, including furniture he left when he fled from certain arrest by Nazi storm troopers.

Herr Schirokauer, who was born in Breslau in 1880, devoted himself to the law after his graduation, but soon abandoned it in favor of literature. He is the author of many novels. In late years he has written a number of biographical novels including fictionized versions of the lives of Byron, Napoleon, Borgia, Mirabeau, Ferdinand Lassalle and others. He has also written a number of scenarios for the German movies.

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